2014: A year of great successes for the YMCA Hawker tennis talents

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YMCA St Paul’s Group, which is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year, has a long and proud tennis tradition in the Boroughs of Merton and Kingston, with the tennis legend Roger Taylor being the most notable tennis star to have lived at the YMCA hostel in Wimbledon in the 1970s. 

Merton Winter Night Shelter

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Merton Winter Night Shelter provides people who sleep rough in the Merton area with healthy and homemade food, a warm and dry place to sleep and a friendly atmosphere where they can relax and let their guard down for a night.

A Volunteer’s Story

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Have you ever thought about volunteering with a local charity? By giving a little bit of your time, you are giving so much back to so many people. Also, volunteering often means new friends and lots of social events! Read what Nicholas Shortall, YMCA LSW volunteer has to say about why he started volunteering for us two…

Space to play and think

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How the YMCA LSW Camp made Will’s summer one to remember When 11 year old Will jumped off a cliff and into the Irish Sea this summer, he overcame more than just the usual tingling and butterflies such activities can bring out. 

Finding her voice with the help of YMCA

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Jade came to the YMCA following an unstable period in her life where she used all her strength caring for others until she had no energy left to care for herself. Now, she uses the creative workshops and volunteer programmes offered at the YMCA to rebuild her confidence and self-worth.

Building a future with the YMCA

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YMCA St Paul’s Group helped Daniel get a career and figure out the direction he wanted to take in life. Today, he does the very important job of maintaining our centres and sites and keeping them safe, fresh and up to date.